Helen presented at the Albany Law School conference last week. She was slated to talk about land use ordinances. Deborah Goldberg was scheduled to debate Tom West but Deborah was unable to make it at the last minute, so Helen scrapped her slide show and, rather than try to present Deborah’s power point, simply left Tom West’s power points up as convenient talking points. She then proceeded with an extemporaneous tour de force expostulation of how land use law applies to gas wells in New York state. The Dryden, Middlefield, and now Binghamton judges have all concurred with Helen’s reading of the case law and statutes. The first time I saw Helen do this we were with three DEC attorneys, and there was no argument from any of them once she was finished. West may get a chance to rebut her if he can find a plaintiff for the Dryden appeal. Possibly one that has not seen Helen in action and that has not read the Dryden, Middlefield or Binghamton decisions. A Rent-A-Plaintiff in other words.